Voice-Over Talent

Do you know what the second largest search engine in the world is? If you said YouTube, you are correct. The wild popularity of YouTube is confirmation of the fact that video outperforms other forms of content. 

From YouTube to IGTV to eLearning sites like Udemy and Lynda, videos are exploding online. A considerable portion of these videos requires a voice-over or VO. If you’ve got a great speaking voice, you could use your gift to create an exciting and profitable career as a Voice-Over Talent VBO!


Voice-over talents can work for a variety of media, including everything from YouTube videos and commercials to audiobooks and online courses. VO talent VBOs may work with a single client or multiple clients in a variety of industries. Becoming a highly paid VO artist requires a good voice, but that’s not all. You must be able to read a script and adapt your tone to accurately portray intended emotions. In some instances, you may be required to speak in other languages. You'll also need good recording equipment, a focused marketing effort, and a strong VBO Network. 

Here are just a few reasons you should consider becoming a Voice-Over VBO:

  • This is a career path that doesn’t require any professional certifications or degrees.
  • Quality VO actors can charge a premium for their work.
  • You can have fun using different voices, tones, and pitches.

Here is an example of a VBO Niche for a Voice-Over Talent
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Primary Niche

Voice-Over Talent

SUB Niche

​Voice-Over Talent For YouTube Videos

VBO Niche

Voice-Over Talent For Educational Programs On YouTube

We provide some great resources to help you get up and running as a Voice-Over Talent. If you have questions about becoming a Voice-Over Talent, feel free to head over to our Groups and ask there!


  • Read provided scripts and perform them with the tone required for the scene.
  • Record the performances on professional equipment at home or in a studio setting.
  • Edit the audio recordings as needed.
  • Portray the necessary emotions for each scene.
  • Have a quiet area in which to record scenes and narrations.
  • Continually practice vocal techniques and expand the range of voice characters, accents, and qualities.


Our research shows the hourly rate charged by Voice-Over VBOs ranges from $20.00 to $80.00. However, the majority seemed to land in the $30.00 to $50.00 per hour range. Factors affecting this variance include geographic location, experience, and level of expertise.


The Voice-Over Roadmap

The Voice-Over Roadmap is a blog for Voice-Over Talent and those interested in joining the industry. They offer advice on starting, marketing, and growing your business as a VO talent.


Voices is a blog that offers information on Voice-Over acting for both talent and clients. They also keep readers updated on new and improved recording software for the industry.

Edge Studio

Edge Studio’s Voice-Over Education Blog is designed for anyone investigating, starting, and building their voice-over career. They provide practical information about the industry to help visitors avoid the trial and error associated with pursuing and building a VO career.



Udemy is a great site for VBOs to sharpen their skills. Their classes typically range from $10.00 - $200.00. However, they are known to have frequent sales with virtually all lessons available for as low as $10.00.


Skillshare is an online learning community with classes that are often helpful for VBOs focused on design, business, tech, and more.


Lynda has been around a long time and might just be one of the granddaddies of online training. Pretty much all courses are well-vetted and professionally done. While their courses may be a little more expensive, they are top quality. Since they were recently acquired by LinkedIn, some premium accounts get access to Lynda at no additional charge, which is a great deal.







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